This weekend was great for hobby activities.
First, I got my Red box, Reaper, and Perry Miniature orders, which gave me plenty of figures to play around with. I will be using these for my NPCs, PCs, and Monsters in the Deepest Sea D&D game I am running in January. I have a order coming in from EM4, which has my bases, and then we are off to the races. Reviews of the figures I got are coming up this week.
Second, we went to the new Hobby Lobby store in our area. This was the first time I had ever been, and now I understand why the folks on TMP are always talking about it. It is possibly the largest "hobby" store I have ever been to, with everything from knitting to stain glass, beads to fabric. It has a much larger modeling section than other craft stores (including military models and Tamiya), and also has doll house, terrain, and rocket items. Since they have a weekly 40% coupon, it could be a great place to pick up tools, paint and the occasional kit. Unfortunately the store is a bit far from my house, so I will not be going there frequently, but it is good to know that there are options. (and they are going to open more stores in the area)
Third, I got a call from my FLGS, Great Escape Games, and they let me know that my Wargames Illustrated is in. I had to order a copy since they did not have any in stock when I was there last weekend, but this way I can read it and decide if I want to replace my White Dwarf subscription with something a bit more historic. I did not pick it up yet, but something to look forward to.
I am also looking forward to the long Veteran's day weekend, when aside from digging a drainage trench and putting in a french drain, I hope to get a ton of hobby work done.